Monatshefte für Chemie - Chemical Monthly

, Volume 148, Issue 5, pp 939–946 | Cite as

Synthesis of a series of tetraminic acid sulfone analogs

  • Maria V. Popova
  • Alexey V. DobrydnevEmail author
  • Maksim S. Dyachenko
  • Carine Duhayon
  • Dymytrii Listunov
  • Yulian M. Volovenko
Original Paper


We have introduced a strategy for the construction of spirocycloalkane 1λ6-isothiazolidine-1,1,4-triones through the mesylation of 1-aminocyclopentane-, 1-aminocyclohexane-, and 1-aminocycloheptanecarboxylic acid esters with methanesulfonylchloride followed by alkylation with methyl iodide and consequent cyclization in the presence of potassium tert-butoxide in N,N-dimethylformamide. The spirocycloalkane 4-amino-2,3-dihydro-1H-1λ6-isothiazole-1,1-diones were prepared via mesylation of N-methylated 1-aminocyclopentyl-, 1-aminocyclohexyl-, and 1-aminocycloheptyl carbonitriles followed by treatment of obtained N-(1-cyanocycloalkyl)-N-methylmethanesulfonamides with potassium tert-butoxide in N,N-dimethylformamide. The spiro 4-amino-2,3-dihydro-1H-1λ6-isothiazole-1,1-diones were converted into the target spiro 1λ6-isothiazolidine-1,1,4-triones by acid-catalyzed hydrolysis. The structure of a target spiro compound and its isolated key intermediate was confirmed by X-ray diffraction study. The interaction of spiro 1λ6-isothiazolidine-1,1,4-triones with N,N-dimethylformamide dimethyl acetal leads to the formation of spiro 5-[(Z)-(dimethylamino)methylidene]-1λ6-isothiazolidine-1,1,4-triones.

Graphical abstract


Spiro compounds Sulfonamides Amino acids Aminonitriles Cyclization X-ray structure determination 



We would also like to show our gratitude to Kitty Dobrydneva for sharing her pearls of wisdom with us during the course of this research, and we thank “anonymous” reviewers for their so-called insights.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria V. Popova
    • 1
    • 2
  • Alexey V. Dobrydnev
    • 1
    Email author
  • Maksim S. Dyachenko
    • 1
    • 2
  • Carine Duhayon
    • 3
  • Dymytrii Listunov
    • 3
  • Yulian M. Volovenko
    • 1
  1. 1.Chemistry DepartmentTaras Shevchenko National University of KievKievUkraine
  2. 2.Enamine Ltd.KievUkraine
  3. 3.UPR CNRS 8241, LCCToulouseFrance

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